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his this morning on "world news now," new accusers come forward with groping allegations against senate candidate roy moore. the candidate remains defiant among growing pressure from leaders who want him out of the party's race. president trump heads to capitol hill to boost momentum hill battle. ion faces an his as and a thirsty president trump channels marco rubio. >> why you shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass house or drink water on camera if you live in the white house. and while the world comes to terms with the newest sexiest
sexiest newsman alive. we'll help them out on this thursday, november 16. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> are you a little thirsty? >> i am a little thirsty. >> are you going to try to stay hydrated this morning? that's a lot of water. >> oh, this should work. >> okay. >> you never know. you never -- too much? >> i would love to see you try. >> too soon. >> i would love to see you try and drink that on camera. >> that's the kind of water that requires two hands, not what the president had. >> all right. >> that was a workout. >> we're glad you and the president are staying hydrated this thursday morning. >> thirsty on this thursday. let's start with the scandal that is rocking alabama. new allegations against roy moore, the embattled republican senate accused of preying on young girls when h
powerful attorney. >> moore's lawyer attacked the credibility of his only accuser to go before the cameras so far. even as more women came forward. ivanka trump meanwhile tweeted that she has no reason to doubt the victims and her father is refusing to address the controversy. maggie rulli has the latest. >> reporter: president trump's remaining silent on roy moore. >> should roy moore resign, mr. president? do you believe his accusers? >> reporter: as fellow republicans urge him to drop out of the alabama senate race. moore's campaign is fighting back hard, denying allegations of sexual impropriety with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. earlier this week, beverly young nelson went public, saying he assaulted her when she was just 16. nelson says that's the last contact she had with roy moore. but moore says he's never met her. but moore's attorney say he was the judge in her divorce case.
in 1999. >> judge moore signed an order in that case. >> reporter: the two were never in court together. moore's lawyer also asking for a handwriting expert to evaluate the inscription nelson says moore wrote in her yearbook. to a sweeter, more beautiful girl i could not say merry christmas, signed roy moore, d.a. >> look at those two sevens. and then look below at the '77. and i want to ask you, do you think it was written by the same person? >> reporter: and late wednesday at least two more women coming forward. tina johnson saying he groped her in his law office. gena richardson, saying he pursued her, at her high school and forbescibly kissing her. abc news, new york. house repu
after tweeting that tax cuts are getting close. but the senate's version of the bill appears to be in jeopardy. senator ron johnson became the first to oppose the measure, saying it favors corporations over small businesses. and a last-minute vote to roll the obamacare repeal into that bill is triggering more disagreement. >> the mandate has been a pretty ineffective tool. it hasn't prevented premiums from sky rocketing, nor has it kept insurers from leaving markets. >> this is not just another garden variety attack on the affordable care act. this is repeal of that law. >> senate republicans can only afford to lose two votes on this. several gop senators are still undecided, including susan collins and bob corker. tampa police say they're closing in on that suspected serial killer.
releasing new video of a possible suspect linked to four murders. they say this video shows a person walking moments before the latest victim was shot and killed early tuesday morning. it's believed to be the same person spotted near the scene of the first murder last month. a manhunt is under way in baltimore and around for a suspect who shot a veteran homicide detective in the head. the officer was conducting an investigation in the western part of that city when he was hit by gunfire. doctors say he is critically ill and on full life support. the fbi and others are offering a $62,000 reward for any information leading to the gunman's arrest. and there may be a major break through in detecting the brain disease, cte when a patient is still alive. researchers in illinois say a brain scan revealed the disease in a living former nfl player four years ago. the diagnosis was confirmed after he died. if it holds up, it could be a big step toward finding help for cte patients and ultimately
travelers hoping to get a head start on the thanksgiving holiday could run into delays both on the road and in the air, thanks to a major storm system moving across the country. western mountain ranges could see up to four feet of snow and the wind-driven rain is falling on the west coast from oregon to northern california. areas near san francisco ravaged by last month's wildfires will be especially vulnerable to flash flooding and mudslides. the stormy weather will move east ward and by saturday bring lake effect snow to the upper midwest with rain and wind to the east coast. now to the photos putting the treasury secretary and his wife in the spotlight. >> so steve mnuchin has been criticized for use of government planes. you might recall the backlash over his wife, louise linton's social media posts. now there's this. shots of the couple holding a fresh sheet of dollar bills. the couple looks pretty pleased with the whole thing. >> that look,
that's how you want your significant other to look at you. just happens that money is there. >> it caused a caption contest on twitter like mnuchins choosing wallpaper. for the bedroom. >> and another asks why is louise dressed like kylo ren from "star wars"? why do they insist on posing for photos that make them look like bond villains. >> there was this photo shopped scene from "goldfinger." >> people really went all out with this. someone else was saying this is their introduction of their new luxury toilet paper. >> oh, yes, he is worth millions and millions and millions of dollars. and some others were joking that's the first time they have seen one dollar bills in a long time. >> oh, they still make these? >> they're still making these? get out of here. what are these things? >> still, it would be cool to
>> i'll take anybody's signature if they have the money. coming up, the trump pay back for senator marco rubio. >> after mercilessly teasing rubio during the complain over this scene where he was taking swigs of water from a bottle of water during a speech, the tables have turned for president trump. >> why two hands? and it's back, the movie that changed the game. but will you be able to sit through all 200 minutes of "titanic" again? it was long. but first, here's a look at today's forecast. ♪ will go on ♪ once more "world news now" weather, brought to you by active style. ♪ and you'll ♪ and you'll
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down the runway. >> i wonder if he could do the book balance on his head that the models do to practice. >> and as the president was recapping his visit, at the white house he got a little cotton mouthed. threatened to derail his report. >> stay thirsty, my friends. >> there's something to be said about staying thirsty. but this makes it seem like the president has been through a desert in the last two weeks. in fact, it was actually southeast asia, the president here at the white house, touting his trip and pausing for a sip and couldn't find a bottle where it normally is located. >> they don't have water, that's okay. >> reporters were forced to finally give him an assist. before the sweet relief. for senator marco rubio it was pay back. in 2013, rubio suffered his own water bottle moment. which got candidate donald trump's attention, saying rubio should have used a glass.
and last year the candidate didn't let anyone forget. >> when they put marco on to refute president obama's speech, do you remember that catastrophe? it's rubio! >> it was a moment rubio was waiting for. tweeting, similar, but needs work on his form, has to be done in one single motion and eyes should never leave the camera, but not bad for his first time. luckily for the president, he did it twice. enough for people to criticize his technique. >> i'm sorry. when a natural, graceful, effortless way to open a bottle, grasped with both hands like a baby and take a sip. >> oh, and late night pundits had a heyday. >> i don't always drink water, but when i do, i look super weird. >> he's bringing jobs back to america. he's drinking a bottle of fiji water. it's fiji water. >> i got this. okay.
[cheers and applause] >> others wondered why a man with his own line of water would drink fiji. while another twitter user pointed out that some presidents drink water right interest the source. >> some shade there. >> a little workout. >> how do you drink from fiji water? >> oh, you're going the glass method? >> the pinky has to be up. >> the key is the momentum. you have to get the upswing. one, two, and -- >> very nicely done. ah. the ceo for the fiji company reacted and was like, everybody likes drinking from this source. >> yeah, sure. delightful. >> uh-huh. all right, when we come back, the growing outrage over the newest sexiest man alive. i bet he drinks lots of water. >> plus the sexiest newsman alive, one of them is not back
♪ skinny ♪ so skinny okay. apparently, it is getting worse. this morning, blake gate. >> blake gate. >> uh-huh, it's a thing, is widening with more backlash on "people" magazine's newest sexiest man alive. you hear him there, mr. blake shelton. >> many are refusing to believe that no other man alive is sexier than the country singer. check out this assessment. blake shelton is at best the sexiest divorced dad at this barbecue. >> ooh. true. yeah. yeah. that's probably true. and more write-ins. this tweet showing us four men sexier than blake shelton. spoiler alert, those are all jason minimum mow what. >> he is rather beautiful. >> but there are words of encouragement, hugh jackman tweeting, take it from me, humble only gets you so far. milk the sexy status as as far as you can.
the reign goes all too quickly. ask ryan reynolds. he knows that as well. >> i was going to say, blake's also getting a lot of attention. he seems to have a favorite pose which he used in the cover shot. >> and inside. the hand thing. >> and pretty much every time he takes a photograph. >> is there an itch behind his head? >> that's the question. is there something he's hiding? what's going on with the whole behind the head pose? it seems to be his signature move. >> so the rock's signature move is as if he's adjusting his cuff links. >> that doesn't work for me. >> not at all. but blake's is more like -- >> maybe he likes his armpit. maybe that's his big feature. >> i did not reup my deodorant today. we have to move on though, because that's not the only list causing controversy this morning.
of its sexiest news men alive. and we are outraged. >> outraged. >> the list is kind of weak. so before the list hits newsstands, should we say we're offering our own nominations from here at abc news? >> absolutely. >> unbiassed nominations, starting with the sexiest man at 6:30 p.m. look at that hair, world news tonight david muir, always looking good in the field. and on the red carpet. >> don't forget, by the way, our own magic michael strahan. >> oh, is it laundry day? >> showing off his moves in magic mike and his abs. come on. how does that not top the list. >> how about our miami bureau correspondent, victor oquendo. >> hey, victor. >> he's ready for that triathlon. >> he's even got a ribbon. give the man a prize, will you? >> and can't ever forget about our foreign correspondent, james longman. he is just an instagram treasure trove. this is just one example of many of why james longman. >> treasure trove.
>> but if you really want sexy, how about our very own blake shelton of news men, kendis gibson. [ laughter ] he didn't know that one was coming. >> they actually put that photo out. >> the wig and the wings really had a nice touch. >> once you see it, you can't unsee it, can you. >> are you wearing a diaper? >> a cloth diaper. it was like 30 degrees out at the time. >> come on, people! "people" magazine, this is gold! >> yeah, all right, maybe next year. next to the other big headline this morning, for fans of "titanic." >> the movie is marking its 20th anniversary by rereleasing a new fully re-mastered
starting december 1st. >> it will be shown at 87 amc theaters with 20 of them in 3d. james cameron says it's beyond even typical 3d and quote, "titanic" has never looked better. >> so we can really watch rose be selfish and hog that piece of driftwood. sorry, jack. i'll never let go until my hand gets cold. >> and you're just annoying me. bye, jack. or the scene where she wants to be drawn up like a french girl. >> way to go. >> no wonder she ditched him. finally, if you are looking for a fabulous vacation home for next summer, now is your chance. >> >> the owners of the chillmark house where president obama and his family stayed in 2013 have dropped the price. it is down to just $18 million. >> ooh, the sprawling 7,000 foot modern home, six
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leonardo da vinci, the biography. the same day, one of his paintings sells for a lot of money. >> $450 million. >> a little bit. finally this half hour, the story of a girl who grew up thinking she's an only child, finding out a lifetime later there's much more to her family history. >> it's all because she and the nephew she never met mailed a saliva sample to a popular website. david muir has the story. >> reporter: sylvia was adopted when she was a toddler, growing up, raised by a schoolteacher and farmer. she always thought she was an only child. but a few months back, now 66, she got a phone call, after what she had done with her daughter, they both submitted a dna test on ancestry.com. their test results revealed a quote, extremely high match to someone else. sylvia's biological nephew, who
revealed to her, his father is sylvia's brother. in fact, she has three brothers and a sister. and they all met this past weekend. first, her older sister nancy. >> it's so nice to see you! >> reporter: then sylvia's older brother ralph and her younger brother billy. >> i don't have any words. >> reporter: all of them speechless. they pored over a family album. >> that was me? >> reporter: many of her siblings thought she had died years ago. she says this thanksgiving will be a lot different. >> i have a lot to be thankful for, and i've never been as happy in my life. >> reporter: and what a gift she says, worth waiting for. >> ask god for a small miracle and i got a big one. >> can you imagine what that gathering is going to be like for them? >> a lot more turkey will be needed on the table. >> and a lot of tissue for the tears that are going to be shed together. >> thanks so much for watching.
making news in america this morning, two new accusers come forward in the roy moore sex scandal as the senate candidate's lawyer fights back claiming moore's signature in one accuser's yearbook was forged. >> look at those two 7s and look at the '77 and want to ask you, do you think it was written by the same person. >> the accuser responds. plus, the drastic plan they're considering to save the seat. tax trouble. a new setback for the republican plan to cut taxes. why a key north is saying no. jaw-dropping price.